February 29 Holidays

Idea Icon

Did you notice we are missing a holiday or have an idea for a brand new one?

Famous Birthdays Today

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>888</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Odo's Coronation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Odo, count of Paris, is crowned as the king of West Francia (France).</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1504</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Columbus' Lunar Knowledge</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christopher Columbus leverages his understanding of a lunar eclipse to convince local Jamaican natives to provide him with supplies.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1644</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tasman's Second Voyage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Abel Tasman embarks on his second Pacific voyage, following orders to depart from Batavia with a fleet of three ships.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1704</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Deerfield Raid in Queen Anne's War</div><div class='timeline-text'>During Queen Anne's War, French forces and Native Americans carry out a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1712</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>February 30 in Sweden</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Swedish calendar witnesses February 29 being followed by February 30, in an attempt to revert from the Swedish calendar to the Julian calendar.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adoption of the Constitution by Czechoslovakia</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Czechoslovak National Assembly embraces the Constitution.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hattie McDaniel's Oscar Win</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award for her role in Gone with The Wind.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pierre Trudeau's Retirement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announces his retirement.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first day of Bosnia and Herzegovina's independence referendum occurs.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chechen Rebel Attack</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chechens attack a Russian guard post near Ulus Kert, during the Second Chechen War, leading to the death of 84 Russian paratroopers.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>ISIL Bombing in Miqdadiyah</div><div class='timeline-text'>A suicide bombing by ISIL at a Shi'ite funeral in Miqdadiyah, Diyala, kills at least 40 and wounds 58 others.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Joe Biden's South Carolina Win</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joe Biden secures a victory in the South Carolina primary election.</div></div></div>

This Day in Music

This Day in Sports

FAQs

What holiday is Thursday February 29?